CNN's Wolf Blitzer hosts an online roundtable that answers viewer questions about 2012 presidential race.
It's not your imagination: Our politics are more polarized than at any point in recent history.
Apple's new iPad wasn't the only game in town this week.
In politics, we're all used to seeing various "cards" being played to fire up voters and gain the upper hand.
Photojournalist Bethany Swain introduces us to a camel spending Christmas at George Washington's Mount Vernon farm.
It's Christmas in 1787 at Mount Vernon, George Washington's stately home in Alexandria, Virginia. Holidays in the 18th century were usually pretty low key, according to Dean Norton, director of Horticulture at the first president's estate.
The clock is ticking in Washington on the bipartisan super committee, those 12 members of Congress tasked with finding at least $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction by Thanksgiving.
The global population is expected to reach 7 billion Monday -- just 12 years after hitting 6 billion -- and the milestone has many pondering the complex challenges associated with billions more people on Earth in the coming years.
CNN's Don Lemon and Azadeh Ansari go Globe Trekking on the world's population reaching 7 billion.
Author and practicing Mormon Richard Bushman responds to a pastor's comments that the Mormon religion is a cult.
The 2012 presidential race has been dominated by one issue: the economy. Americans are desperately looking for a leader who can steer the country into full recovery; anything else is peripheral at this point.
"George Washington slept here."
Humans have been doodling in snow, in sand and on cave walls for more than 30,000 years.
Doodling isn't just for kids. Visual thinker Sunni Brown is on a mission to teach everyone about this visual language.
As we celebrate Independence Day at the start of a long hot campaign season, it is worth remembering that patriotism is not the same thing as partisanship.
1. Diego Rivera's "Man at the Crossroads"
Sex, lies and murder. Americans seem to love conspiracy theories and too-good-to-be-true rumors -- type "George W. Bush IQ" into Google and watch what you get -- especially when it comes to politics.
Everybody has to start somewhere. That includes all of the celebrities, billionaires, executives and CEOs of the world -- even U.S. presidents.
There's a good chance you'll either drink too much eggnog this holiday season or spend time around someone who has. Here's a look at the background of this December staple.
Only one percent of people in the world have done what we are about to do: be "tailhooked" on a plane landing at top speed aboard an aircraft carrier in open sea.
George Washington University junior Kye Allums will play women's basketball again this year. But he will now play the role of a brother, not a sister, to his teammates.
The sleepy town is getting lots of attention as the former First Daughter prepares to get married
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He never told a lie, as the story goes. So maybe if he were alive today, President George Washington could tell a New York City library what he did with two books he checked out 221 years ago.
What really motivates us? And what motivational techniques lead us to work smarter and live better? Those are questions that behavioral scientists around the world have been exploring for the past half-century. Their answers might surprise you.
Career analyst Dan Pink says traditional rewards in the business world aren't always as effective as we think.
Folklore says that George Washington was known for never telling a lie.
In the week we celebrate Valentine's Day, honor our first president, George Washington (and all the other past presidents) and begin the season of Lent, there is much to reflect on.
Retailers open their doors Monday and roll out big sales to entice customers. Government employees -- along with kids -- have the day off. But do you know why?
Newburgh, New York, was a main military headquarters for George Washington during the American Revolution. More recently, authorities say, it was the birthplace of a foiled terrorist plot.
Sharrif Floyd, a 6-foot-3 and 310-pound senior at George Washington High in Philadelphia, is one of the top defensive linemen in the nation. Floyd was named the MVP of the TEST Sports Clubs Premier Showcase in June and won the Maxwell Award at Football University in the same month, earning an invite to the prestigious Top Gun camp in July. With dozens of college offers to choose from, Floyd will announce his decision during Saturday's U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio.
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Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the U.S. commander in Afghanistan, says the United States cannot provide the war-torn nation with an "endless surge" of combat forces.
A letter penned by George Washington praising the new Constitution sold for $3.2 million at an auction, the highest price for a letter by America's first president.
Sharrif Floyd, a 6-foot-3 and 310-pound senior at George Washington High in Philadelphia, is one of the top defensive linemen in the nation. Floyd was named the MVP of the Premier Showcase in June and won the Maxwell Award at Football University in the same month, earning an invite to the prestigious Top Gun camp in July. With dozens of college offers to choose from, this week he was named as a member of the East team for the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Floyd will regularly check in with SI.com to discuss his season and the recruiting process.
Sharrif Floyd, a 6-foot-3 and 310-pound senior at George Washington High in Philadelphia, is one of the top defensive linemen in the nation. Floyd was named the MVP of the Premier Showcase in June and won the Maxwell Award at Football University in the same month, earning an invite to the prestigious Top Gun camp in July. With dozens of college offers to choose from, the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl nominee will regularly check in with SI.com to discuss his season and the recruiting process.
Mount Vernon is undergoing a renaissance. Today the site's annual attendance matches its highest since 1976. Why? Visitors used to spend only an hour or so at his house, then leave still thinking of George Washington as that grim, old man on the dollar bill. Now, visitors meet him face-to-face in three life-sized statues, and they can't get enough of America's first action hero.
Use this resource as a brief history of presidential inaugurations and the traditions associated with them.
Here's what I see as I cross the intersection of M Street and Wisconsin Avenue: a sleek woman in to-die-for jeans speaking a language I can't pin down; an iPod-toting jogger with shopping bags from a tony store; a model (or she should be) in knee-high boots and a thigh-high skirt. It's like a well-cast movie -- all the elements fit like a study in big-city fashion.
Unlike in previous U.S. presidential elections of recent times, the battle for the White House in 2008 begins just a short drive west from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, across the Potomac River amid the commuter belt sprawl of northern Virginia.
Since the days of George Washington, U.S. presidents have carved out a long tradition of official road trips, if not by motorcade, then by railroad or horse and carriage.
What do Pinocchio, Richard Nixon, and an "O, The Oprah Magazine" very inventive columnist all have in common? Every now and then, when the situation calls for it, they've been known to bend, sculpt, or otherwise contort the facts to their liking. Hey, if it saves Bambi's mother...
Independent Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman spoke to the Republican National Convention Tuesday night. Here is the text of the speech:
A U.S. Navy submarine leaked trace amounts of radioactive water for two years as it made port calls in Japan and other Asian nations, the Navy said Thursday.
A U.S. nuclear submarine may have leaked radioactive water at ports in Japan and Hawaii. CNN's Jamie McIntyre reports.
The U.S. Navy fired the captain and executive officer of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington on Wednesday because of a massive fire that damaged the ship in May, Navy officials said.
Archeologists discover the footprint of George Washington's boyhood home.
After nearly three years of excavation, archaeologists have confirmed the discovery of the site of George Washington's boyhood home near the banks of the Rappahannock River in northeast Virginia.
The archaeologists were delighted to at last find the remains of George Washington's boyhood home but got stumped when they looked for evidence of the cherry tree and rusty hatchet
A soothsayer, Fernando Frias is not.
One sailor was treated for first-degree burns and 23 others for heat stress after a fire on a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier burned for hours, the Navy said Friday.
Who gets the church? Who gets the people? Who gets George Washington? A bitter battle leads to one legal decision -- and a promise of more court appearances
Underrated: George Washington. They've outscored opponents by an average of 12.3 points. They've won 20-of-23 games. And they have senior guards: Kimberly Beck (13.6 points, 6.3 assists) and Sarah Jo Lawrence (whose 3.85 GPA is more impressive than her 13.2 points). Add to that wins over tournament darling Texas A&M and Auburn (their first-round opponent). Traveling across the country -- the Colonials play at Stanford's Maples Pavilion -- won't be easy, but this is a veteran team with tournament success. Last year, George Washington advanced to the Sweet 16.
The tangled web of subprimes has claimed more than its share of victims in recent months: homeowners by the hundreds of thousands, to be sure, but also those who created, packaged, insured, distributed, and ultimately bought what should have been labeled "junk mortgages" but which by a masterstroke of marketing genius received a more respectable imprimatur.
Four blocks off Broadway and 1,900 miles removed from the football fields of West Texas, the collective fans of film and football flocked to the first-floor auditorium of Stuyvesant High on the West Side of Manhattan in early October.
Author Jay Winik's tour de force Civil War book, April 1865: The Month that Saved America, was a surprise international bestseller. The book also turned the author into a favorite go-to guy for top CEOs and government leaders seeking historical perspective on what Winik calls "the poetry of leadership." Last week, Winik published a brilliant new work, The Great Upheaval, which takes a panoramic look at the critical close of the 18th century, intertwining the tumultuous events taking place in America, France and Russia.
If there's any reliable guide to market panics, it would be George Washington. Atop his granite pedestal, with its commanding view of the intersection of Broad and Wall streets, he has witnessed more than a century of financial mayhem. Being cast in bronze, he can't convey the lessons of history so directly. But chief among them is: Panics are precisely the moment you need someone of his stature (roughly 12 feet).
xyKhalid Sheikh Mohammed has admitted responsibility for the 9/11 attacks and a catalog of other terrorist acts, according to an edited transcript of a tribunal at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
To the untrained ear, the thud meant little.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the suspected mastermind of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks, admitted to those attacks and numerous others during a U.S. military hearing on Saturday, according to an edited transcript of the hearing released by the Pentagon Wednesday.
Some owners of the recently released George Washington Presidential coins unwittingly got a little more bang for their buck - and they have God to thank.
Coin enthusiasts and casual collectors lined up Thursday morning at Grand Central Terminal in New York for the first opportunity to get the $1 presidential coin - but the new coin's widespread adoption is far from guaranteed.
The U.S. Mint will issue a dollar coin featuring the likeness of George Washington this Thursday, the first in the series of presidential coin dollars.
People are talking about the George Washington women's basketball team, but coach Joe McKeown hopes his players aren't listening.
Another week of rankings brings another shakeup in the bottom half of the top 10. Stanford has recovered from a slow start to the season and is back in the top 10 for the first time since Nov. 20 after a win against Arizona State.
As Americans around the world celebrate Thanksgiving, we help you navigate the holiday that revolves around food, television and shopping.
With books about George Washington arrayed on a shelf behind him in his office in Kabul, Afghan President Hamid Karzai talked to Fortune recently about the nation-building challenges that still con...
As his cab wound through the narrow streets toward Ground Zero, Henry Pitkin recalled the day his city was attacked.
Two portraits of George Washington by renowned artist Gilbert Stuart, one of them commissioned as a gift for Alexander Hamilton, are to be auctioned Wednesday at Sotheby's in Manhattan.
Buttons and stickers and signs, oh my!
Quick: What will $36,750 buy you?
Gentlemen, start your hair dryers.
As America toasts its founding, pause to consider beer's role in the history of the Republic.
Whether it's because fireworks have lost their fizzle or beaches seem ho-hum, some travelers are turning to Revolutionary War-era sites to celebrate America's birthday and savor a unique summer vacation.
If your hunger for mystical esoterica hasn't been fully slaked by Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code or its 500-page Illumminati-obsessed prequel, Angels and Demons, David Ovason's new book, The Secret ...
If your hunger for mystical esoterica hasn't been fully slaked by Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code" or its 500-page Illumminati-obsessed prequel, "Angels and Demons," David Ovason's new book, "The Secret Symbols of the Dollar Bill" (HarperCollins, $19), may do the trick.
Not long ago, a patient who asked his physician about acupuncture would have probably gotten a dirty look. Today some medical doctors have incorporated acupuncture into their practices, and studies...
This presidential portrait, on loan to the Smithsonian, will be taken back by its cash-strapped owner unless the museum can scare up $20 million. We could ask our wealthy (and attractive!) readers ...
Here's a debate for the ride home from D.C.: Is our nation's capital the magnificent emporium George Washington envisioned or the town of Southern efficiency and Northern charm J.F.K. wryly observe...
What would George Washington think? At the dawn of the new millennium, the most powerful military force in Europe--by far--is America's. The army of first recourse when ethnic and national rivalrie...
Arguing that preventable medical errors kill more Americans each year than highway accidents, breast cancer, or AIDS, a prestigious National Academy of Sciences panel recently recommended that Cong...
Not everyone is buying the IRS' less oppressive image. Dozens of Asian-American entrepreneurs in Los Angeles say the IRS has unfairly targeted them for audits and has selectively charged an "ozone ...
Good rum has never gotten the consideration it deserves. In the U.S. we drink more rum than we do Scotch--about half a liter a year, per capita. But much of that is in hideous concoctions with frui...
NEVER MIND THE FLAT TAX, THE FEDERAL DEFICIT OR even family values. To thousands of Americans, the '96 presidential election is about one thing: grabbing up all the pins, pens and posters they can ...
OKAY, Michael Hammer, how do you handle this one? Here's a line of business whose customer base is shrinking. Rivals battle for market share by offering deep discounts. If they hold the line on pri...
How do companies live to a ripe old age? It helps to avoid nostalgia, be flexible, or sell insurance. Of the ten oldest U.S. companies identified by Dun & Bradstreet's business information service ...
-- Here's the latest in personal hygiene accessories: Matsushita Electric Industries' Oral Checker. The $90 pocket-size device rates odoriferous breath on a four-step scale: sweet, so-so, pretty ro...
! AS THE COLD WAR fades into history, the gates are closing forever at military bases in the U.S. and abroad. Weapons production lines from Connecticut to California have shut down. That's good new...
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) Printer, publisher, writer
Sure, George Washington quickly owned up to cutting down the cherry tree, but he wasn't asking his father for a job. Hence the more than $100 million a year industry where corporations screen poten...
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